Meaning of “colony” - Learner’s Dictionary

colony

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈkɒləni/
COUNTRY

a country or area controlled in an official, political way by a more powerful country:

a French/British colony
GROUP

a group of the same type of animals, insects, or plants living together in a particular place:

a colony of ants
PEOPLE

a group of people with the same interests or job who live together:

an artists' colony

(Definition of “colony” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)